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Photo by Norm Marx

Mark Lucas took advantage of another driver’s displeasure to capture the inaugural Mayhan Antiques & More 75 lap main event. Other support division winners visiting Allen’s Coffee Flavored Brandy victory lane on day three of the Oxford 250 weekend included Josh Childs, Mathew Bourgoine, and Kris Watson.

Joshua Brown was headed for an easy win in the PASS Modified race, but tangled with a lapped car around lap 50. Contact sent the #05 of Ron Henry around in turn three bringing out the caution. The field raced back to green with Brown pulling away once again. Mitch Miller raced his way to second while Mark Lucas and Andy Shaw battled for third. Lucas raced by both Shaw and Miller to take over the second spot, but had nothing for Brown until Brown was run high by Henry in turn four allowing much of the field to race by, handing Lucas the lead. Lucas cruised to his second win of the weekend, and the hefty $1,000 payday. Miller placed second ahead of Shaw, Brown and Billy Dixon.
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NEMST1The Texas Roadhouse North East Mini Stock Tour kicked off the 2nd half of its 2014 season at Star Speedway in Epping, NH on Saturday with the tour hosting its highest car count ever at Star. 26 of the Twisted Tea touring mini stocks rolled into the paddock area and prepared their cars for a 50 lap feature and the first under a new $100 Bounty put on current point leader Toby Wells.
Emerson Cayer, Justin King, and Toby Wells all won their respective heats with great battles throughout each field exciting the crowd for the main event of the evening. Cayer drew an invert chip of 4 rows to set the field for the feature with Trombley and Helliwell set to lead the field to green. Cayer and Wells would start 11th and 12th due to NEMST rules not allowing current year winners to start within the top 10.
The initial green was short lived as Nick Maniatis pushed it 3 wide into turn one and was clipped and collected by Mike Viens and Justin King, King would be done for the evening following his excellent heat race performance. The field was reset and returned to a clean green, Trombley broke out to the early lead with Helliwell, Maniatis, and Larsen quickly following in tow.

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Date: July 13th 2014

Super Pro/Pro Final Results
Place    Name    Hometown
1st Place    Bob Cousins    Brewer
2nd Place    Gage Reynolds    Orono

Super Pro Eliminator Race Results
Place    Name    Hometown
1st Place    Bob Cousins    Brewer
2nd Place    Jerry Hatch    Lubec
Semifinalist    Jennifer Fusco    Turner
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 Pro Eliminator Results
Place    Name    Hometown
1st Place    Gage Reynolds    Orono
2nd Place    Jim Collins    Waterville
Semifinalist    Luc Beaulieu    Winslow
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Street Eliminator Results
Place    Name    Hometown
1st Place    Christine Leeman    Letang NB
2nd Place    Randy Herrick    Stockton Springs
Semifinalist    Mark Norwood    Trenton
Semifinalist        



Bikes and Sleds Results
Place    Name    Hometown
1st Place    Paul Keaten II    Athens
2nd Place    Jim Marston    Fairfield
Semifinalist    Dennis Greene    Clinton
Semifinalist        

Jr. Dragster Race Results
Place    Name    Hometown
1st Place    Danielle Fusco    Turner
2nd Place    Johnathan Condon    Chelsea
Semifinalist        
Semifinalist        

Street Trophy Race Results
Place    Name    Hometown
1st Place    Alyssa Walcott    Bernard
2nd Place    Rebecca Lee     Wayne
Semifinalist        


Ford Day Race Results
Place    Name    Hometown
1st Place    Dustin Calder     Campobello NB
2nd Place    Mike Whitaker    S. China
Semifinalist    Raymond Campbell    Winslow

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photo by Peter Taylor

By Lisa Maguire

It was a beautiful day last Saturday at the Wiscasset Speedway.  The sun was shining, and fans gathered to watch the group two division of races including Thunder 4’s, Strictly Street, Mini Trucks, and Late Model Sportsman.  The flex race of the week was a New England Pro 4 Tour feature.  The tour visited the track last year, and Bryan Lancaster from Skowhegan was last year’s winner

First on the track was the spotlighted race of the week, a 35 lap Strictly Street feature.  Starting on the pole was the #36 of Richard Spaulding.  The # 32 of Tasha Dyer, and Gerry Freve of the #39 were behind him.

Freve passed Dyer during lap two on turn one for second.  Freve and Dyer battled for second.  Dyer was able to claim second back after a caution during lap seven caused a restart.   Dyer passed Freve on the inside of turn one when racing action resumed.  Back in the pack was Corey Morgan of the #26.  Morgan was weaving through lap traffic, and had moved to fourth position from his thirteenth place start by lap six.  Morgan also used the caution to his advantage and passed Freve for third on the inside of the backstretch.

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Eddie MacDonald Joins All New England Team for the Sprint Cup Race at NHMS

Local racing legend Eddie MacDonald from Rowley, Mass. will drive the #32 Go FAS Racing Ford Fusion owned by fellow New Englanders Archie St. Hilaire from Old Orchard Beach, Maine and long-time NASCAR crew chief Frank Stoddard from No. Haverhill, N.H. Completing the all-NE team is Michael Alden, President and CEO of Blue Vase Marketing based in Beverly, Mass, as the primary sponsor aboard the Go FAS Racing entry in the Camping World Sales 301 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 13.
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ACT American Canadian Tour

Packard Scores Top-5 in ACT at White Mountain Motorsports Park

EAST MONTPELIER, Vt – Two thirds of the way through the American Canadian Tour season and Packard is locked in the middle of the ACT championship points battle. Continuing her impressive season, Packard and her 9x Northstar Fireworks/Packard Fuels team set out this weekend to build on their success, including the ACT race at White Mountain Motorsports Park race. Packard finished the race in 5th place, moving her from 4th to 2nd in the championship point standings. “This was my first time at White Mountain in a late model, so I spent practice just learning the track, and where I needed to run,” said Packard.

In the heat race Packard started in the third position, fighting an ill-handling race car she was able to finish the heat in third place. This got her into the race without having to run in the consolation race, which gave Neal and the guys time to work on the car. “We fought a car that was loose in and pushy tight through the center in the heat race,” Packard said “But the guys went back and forth across the spectrum to fix the car for the feature event.”
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photo by RPM

The 2014 edition of the Oxford 250 just received the entry blank from the legendary Steve Park who will be bringing his G Body Parts, Sunoco, Super Late Model to compete in this year’s mega event at Oxford Plains Speedway. Park, a two time Sprint Cup Series winner became the 45th entrant for the race scheduled for Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 2pm.

“I have always wanted to compete in the Oxford 250, stated Park. This is one of the most prestigious racing events in the Northeast, and to be a part of it in 2014 really excites me. I used to attend this race with my dad when I was younger, and I always hoped to drive in this event some time during my life, and now thanks to G Body Parts, Sunoco, New England Racing Fuel and car owner Dickie Woodman, we will be there attempting to add an Oxford 250 win to my resume. I am looking forward to coming up to the State of Maine a little bit early to enjoy what the Oxford area has to offer. Some of my great friends and supporters from Key Parts have also purchased a suite for the Oxford 250 weekend, and I plan on spending a lot of time meeting and greeting their Key Parts family. I haven’t felt this excited in a long time, it’s going to be a great experience.”
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photo by RPM Photography

Story by Chris Roy

After a long winter, the Amsoil NELCAR Series kicked off the 2014 race season at Lee Speedway this past weekend. Matt Chagnot is once again behind of the wheel of the #8 Hooligan Legend Car, as the cars got ready to take to the track, “The 1st week is always an adventure with remembering how to drive and figuring out what needs to be in the trailer, but I think we were as prepared as we ever, have been. The new motor is running great, I have new tires on the car, and the weather held off for the race. We spent the Saturday practice day breaking in the new motor, so I didn’t have any laps on the track at full speed when we got there Sunday. Unfortunately, our practice times showed it, as we were pretty slow. I picked up the track quickly though, and managed to shave off over 6 tenths of a second on my lap times from the practice to the feature by making some minor adjustments and driving a better line. We ended up finishing 5th in our heat race, and ran in the top 10 all day in the feature. We finished 10th at the end of the race, even though we got stuck on the outside for the initial start and every restart which cost me a couple positions. I was pretty happy at the end of the race, since we were very competitive and were getting faster all day. We are making some tweaks to the carb on the new motor that should give us a bit more horsepower for the next race, so hopefully we see even better results at Wiscasset next weekend.”

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Lee, NH – Eddie MacDonald of Rowley, MA claimed the American Canadian Tour win in the New Hampshire Governor’s Cup 150 at Lee USA Speedway (Lee, NH) on Sunday, April 13. MacDonald used strategy to claim his first career ACT win at Lee in his ninth start at the 3/8ths mile speedway. It was his fifth career ACT Late Model win.

MacDonald went from sixth to first in his heat race to claim the win and the pole in the feature with his +5 in ACT’s plus/minus handicap system. MacDonald faded back early from the drop of the green. He fell as far as 10th and appeared to ride for the majority of the event.

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viclogo(Spencer, MA)Never has a night on the racing airwaves in New England meant so much for so many. Monday, March 24th at 7pm will bring some of the greatest racers the New England area has ever seen, together for the very first time.
 
This collection of racers have over 1000 feature wins and have amassed well over 100 track championships. Dirt or asphalt, it didn’t matter; winning was the only thing on the minds of these competitors.
“The list of racers coming on this show is impressive, some of the best of the best, says show coordinator, Gary Knight. People will be able to sit back and remember the golden era of racing in the northeast.”